Leominster Man Charged with Murder in Connection with Fatal Fitchburg Stabbing

August 15, 2023

For Immediate Release

Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706

FITCHBURG – A 36-year-old man was arraigned on a murder charge today in Fitchburg District Court in connection with the July fatal stabbing of a 45-year-old year man in Fitchburg, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Jeremy A. Cruz, of Leominster, was held without bail after he was arraigned on the murder charge. He returns to court on Sept. 14.

Cruz is accused of stabbing Jesus Maisonet Davila shortly before 2 p.m. on July 1 in the area of 199 Main St. in Fitchburg. Davila was transported to a Worcester hospital after the stabbing. He remained hospitalized and died on Aug. 6.

Cruz was originally charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and armed assault to murder. He was found dangerous by a judge in Fitchburg District Court and held without bail during a July 10 hearing.

Detectives from the Fitchburg Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate the fatal stabbing.


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